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Public panels to focus on Argentina's politics and economy

The Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford will host a two-part panel discussion May 14 and 22 titled "Argentina at a Crossroads: Presidential Elections and Their Implications for the Future."

Argentina's recent presidential elections are regarded by many in Latin America as a potential turning point, leading to more prosperous times following the country's highly publicized economic crisis. Given the relevance of the elections for the region and beyond, the Center for Latin American Studies will host area experts who will examine the background of the Argentine crisis and the possibilities presented by an era of new leadership.

The events, which are free and open to the public, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 14 and 22 at Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row on campus.


Part One, May 14: Argentina's Economic Situation: Does a New Government Present Renewed Hope?

The following speakers will assess Argentina's current economic constraints and prospects for future economic stabilization:

Michael Tomz, assistant professor of political science at Stanford.

Carlos Waisman, professor of sociology at the University of California-San Diego.

Isidoro Cheresky, Tinker Visiting Professor at Stanford, professor of contemporary political theory at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and director of the political science post-degree program at Universidad de Belgrano in Argentina.


Part Two, May 22: Argentina's Political Outlook: Analyzing the 2003 Presidential Elections

The following participants will analyze the results of the country's elections and their implications for the future:

Tulio Halperin-Donghi, professor emeritus of history, University of California-Berkeley.

Leonardo Morlino, Bechtel Visiting Professor at the Institute for International Studies, Stanford, and professor of political science at the University of Florence.

Isidoro Cheresky, Tinker Visiting Professor at Stanford.



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